08 July 2014
The PPMA show, a free-to-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, returns to the NEC from 30th Sept – 2nd Oct 2014 to showcase the latest innovations and developments across the UK’s manufacturing industries.
Now in its 27th year, PPMA will feature more than 320 exhibitors from the processing and packaging machinery industry who will be showcasing a wide range of new products and innovative processes to help UK manufacturers improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability. This year will see the event return to the sole ownership and management of the PPMA group of trade associations.
Former Cabinet Minister, politician and journalist Michael Portillo will be providing the opening address in the seminar area. A keen advocate of British manufacturing, he will take to the stage on the first day of the show to discuss the resurgence of British manufacturing and its role in rebalancing the economy.
The Government’s first appointed supermarket ombudsman, Christine Tacon, will also be speaking on the opening day of the show. She will deliver a combative talk on the UK’s leading supermarkets.
Further speakers include Craig Mochrie from Morrison Bowmore and Martin Dallas, from Essentra Packaging who join the line-up on the first day to deliver presentations on real time management information systems and creative packaging technologies. On the second day, Ian Barnett from Coca-Cola Enterprises and Kevin Vyse from Marks and Spencer will talk about sustainability and consumer packaging.
Attendees visiting the show on the last day can join Peter Hooper from Wykes Farms who will explain how to optimise automation investments in the food and drink industry, while Mark Elderkin from The Good Whey Company, will speak about the role packaging plays in supporting brand proposition.